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Farmers' Almanac Astronomy

Farmers’ Almanac astronomy provides the best times to view meteor showers, full moons, facts about planets and stars, plus more!

Recent Astronomy Articles

Celebrate the Midpoint of Summer!

Celebrate the Midpoint of Summer!

Wednesday, August 7th marks the true midpoint of summer. How much daylight have we really lost since the Summer Solstice back on June 21st? We explain.

Learn more about the midpoint of summer »
July 16th Partial Lunar Eclipse: Who Gets To See It? (2019)

July 16th Partial Lunar Eclipse: Who Gets To See It? (2019)

On the evening of July 16th, many parts of the world will be able to watch a partial eclipse of the full Moon. See who’s in luck!

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Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon Set To Do A Flyby This Weekend (May 2019)

Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon Set To Do A Flyby This Weekend (May 2019)

An asteroid nearly a mile wide is expected to pass by Earth this holiday weekend. Should we be nervous? Who can see it? We have the details…

Read more about asteroid 1999 KW4 »
Summer Solstice (2020) Facts & Folklore

Summer Solstice (2020) Facts & Folklore

Here’s everything you need to know about the longest day of the year, including some unusual customs and traditions!

Learn more about the summer solstice »

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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